19 Jun

My hubby was smokin’ on Father’s Day.

I mean he’s smokin’ all the time….

but Sunday, he was literally smokin’.

He started early, waking at 6am to get the wood chips and coals heating up.  By 7am they were in the barrel, having marinated overnight in a dry rub.

For nine and a half hours he let them smoke, only opening the barrel door once to add more chips.  The neighborhood was filled with the smell of bbq making it extremely difficult to wait so long for it!  Our mouths were watering all day for it.

After 9.5 hours of smokin’, they’re ready to come off.

It literally fell off the bone!

I made homemade coleslaw and cornbread pancakes to go with it. Just like Nashville…

We didn’t even talk to each other as we ate.  It was so awesomely good.  He’d made a vinegar based bbq sauce with the same seasonings as the rub, but the pork was tender and flavorful enough that it really wasn’t needed.  (Although I like the added burst of flavor and tang.)  The coleslaw was vinegar based as well..  just like I like it!  And the cornbread pancake?  Well, it coulda used a little more corn meal flavor, but was delicious just the same.

I all but licked the plate.

Grumpy’s could learn a thing or two from us.

And as if the meal wasn’t enough to make for a great Father’s Day, we gathered the 3 waking kids (our oldest works overnight, so sleeps during the day) and made them spend some time with us.

Havin’ a (root)beer on the deck with Dad

Bribing them with soda and snacks got them outta their rooms, and once out, they surprisingly stayed out there for a while.

All in all, it was a great day for everyone.  We even snuck in a short family walk to visit with Grandma and Grandpa (Frozen Bread).

Agg79, Rock Chef, and StupidTom – hope you all had a great Father’s Day as well!


Posted by on June 19, 2012 in BBQ, Family, Holidays


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16 responses to “Smokin’

  1. towardshealthylife

    June 19, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Wow! There is no-way we can get that in any restaurant here so what sort of instalation do you need to smoke the pork? You will have to share your secrets because it look sooooo good! The neighbours didn’t come knocking on the door with the smell floating around? Nice pic of your family by the way, you all look comfortable and full 😉

    • shadowrun300

      June 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      My hubby built a smoker out of a steel barrel – don’t ask me how! 🙂 He throws a bunch of spices together, rubs it all over the pork and then he smokes it for hours at a very low heat. So yummy!
      Probably the best part of the day was having the family together. With everyone going their separate ways so often, it was a treat to actually sit around and talk!

  2. Rock Chef

    June 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

    That looks so good! I must try something like that myself.

    My fathers day was great too, thanks!

    • shadowrun300

      June 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      It’s very good! Anybody over there smoke meats like we do here? I know you do a lot of grilling on the bbq…..

  3. Melissa Gastorf

    June 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I am so jealous. That looked so delicious

    • shadowrun300

      June 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      It was definitely a nice treat. Not something we have all the time so we treasured it!

  4. agg79

    June 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Man, I missed the invite on that one. I could almost smell the BBQ down here. I would have driven upstate for that kind of spread. Glad to see you got to spend the day with the entire family. My father’s day was good, if not low key.

    • shadowrun300

      June 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Yeah… we like low key around here too!
      If you’re ever in the St. Louis area, we’ll be sure to heat up the smoker for ya. May even bake a few cupcakes too. 🙂
      I’m still cravin’ some good Texas BBQ as well!

  5. meleah rebeccah

    June 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Wow! That food looks and sounds AMAZING! I’m so happy y’all enjoyed such a wonderful Father’s Day!

    • shadowrun300

      June 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Meleah! It was a great day overall! Hope your Dad’s Father’s Day was just as fun!

  6. stupidtom

    June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Nice, were the pictures taken with “the camera”? Thanks for the Father’s Day wish.

    • shadowrun300

      June 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, I took the food pics with “the camera”, but I’m not a photographer, so don’t look too close. Hubby took the one of the family on the deck. I think he wanted to capture the rare moment on film.
      I understand you had BBQ for Father’s Day too. 🙂

  7. Jules

    June 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    the bbq looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! jealous!

  8. territerri

    June 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I think you all should just open up a restaurant. I’d come and eat! Your barbecue looks delish!

    • shadowrun300

      June 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      It was probably the best batch he’s made. Each one gets better and better. We have tons stocked in the freezer, and already he’s chompin’ at the bit to make some more… He’s very critical of it… and always says “Next time, I’m going to…..”
      Which is fine by me. I’m willing to suck it up and sample tons of bbq until he gets it “just right”. 🙂


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